African American Humanist Principles as Ethical Framework: The Religious Right and Doing “Right”
Many argue that humanist principles are faulty because they lack both a moral center and the accompanying system of ethics necessary for productive living in this world. I argue that humanism as defined by the principles presented in the introduction to this volume, because of its agenda and concerns, is premised on an undeniable system of ethics and a moral code capable of moving human society in positive ways. This seems perfectly clear to me, but not to others. For example, why do fundamentalists— in the form of the New Religious/Political Right (NRPR)— fail to see this?2 The answer to this question, I believe is found in the very fabric of fundamentalist assertions.
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